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Hermitage Amsterdam - Exhibitions programme 2009 - 2011

Opening exhibition:

20 June 2009 - 31 January 2010

At the Russian Court. Palace and protocol in the XIX century

The inaugural exhibition of Hermitage Amsterdam, At the Russian Court: Palace and Protocol in the 19th Century, promises to be one of the most lavish ever presented in Europe, and one of the largest. With more than 1,800 objects on loan from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, the exhibition will fill the Amstelhof — the historic, newly restored home of Hermitage Amsterdam — from 20 June 2009 to 31 January 2010, as it recreates life at the Russian court during the nineteenth century: a period that spanned the reigns of six tsars, from the little-known Paul I, son of Catherine the Great, to the tragic Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia.

6 March 2010 - 17 September 2010

Pioneers of Modern Art

As well as Old Masters, the Hermitage has early modern art from the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. This kind of art was collected mainly by private individuals. After the October Revolution of 1917 many works ended up in the Hermitage. The exhibition will present an outstanding selection from this surprisingly rich collection.

18 September 2010 - Spring 2011

Alexander the Great. The Road to the East

Alexander the Great radically changed history and the political situation in antiquity. Through his conquests he also pushed back the frontiers of Greek culture to far into the East. Later on this process was given the name of Hellenism. The exhibition covers all the lands Alexander came into contact with on his campaign of conquest in the East: Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan, India, up to the borders of Mongolia. This makes it the first exhibition to present Hellenism on such a large scale as a global process of reciprocal influence between different civilisations and cultures.

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Hermitage Amsterdam

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Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 27 April (Kingsday)
Open on Christmas Day (25-12) &
1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Roy Beusker Fotografie

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Hermitage Amsterdam would like to thank:

Main sponsors
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